tv [untitled] November 13, 2012 11:00am-11:30am EST
they fear moscow time from a love triangle to pentagon problem the sky would look broader and cia chief david petraeus now drugs at america's commander in afghanistan with washington claiming it knew nothing. britain squares up to through the world's top earning corporations who accused of skirting around billions in taxes. and serious new patchwork opposition fails to get unanimous backing of one arab states have it doubts that the foreign formed blog could solve the syrian people's interests.
good evening i'm kevin are you watching r t it's very good to have you company more heartache than for washington tonight having lost the director of the cia to an affair last week it now risk losing his top commander in afghanistan as well to the same scandal general john allen who's been accused of sending inappropriate e-mails to jill kelley one of the women who's the implication that the downfall of one of america's most distinguished offices that is going to teach you can has the latest on the scandal. this scandal is just getting worse and reminds more of a t.v. drama possibly with many episodes and the latest episode of the investigation into the affair between former cia director general petraeus and his biographer is the revelation of another extramarital affair now between the top american and nato commander in afghanistan general john allen and a woman named jewel kelly the very woman who officials say general petraeus is mistress paula broadwell saw as a rival to her affections or his general betray us and wrote threatening e-mails to
that jill kelley was the woman who opened this can of worms when she went to the f.b.i. in the first place and asked them to investigate the harassing anonymous e-mails that she'd been receiving in the investigation led to paula broadwell's mailbox and apparently her mailbox revealed her affair with the former cia director a few words about joel kelley. retell the good new exciting gossip t.v. show but reality can be more implausible so jill kelley a mother of three a housewife living in florida they've apparently been friends with the patrice's fool for years and she turned out to be another most intelligent woman because when she asked the f.b.i. to look into the who e-mails that she'd been receiving she somehow forgot that her own mailbox was also full of quote unquote inappropriate e-mails from the commander of u.s. forces in afghanistan general john allen also a married official said there were somewhere from twenty to thirty thousand pages of those e-mails of course they did not reveal the content of those e-mails they
just said there was inappropriate communication between the two this may sound like a huge manyfold family drama but it's more serious than that and a military lawyer adultery can be a fine of punishment can be time in prison although general allen will remain the commander of getting sent defense secretary panetta said that he had asked president obama to delay the general's nominate. to be the commander of american forces in europe and the supreme allied commander of nato so john allen would be the third afghanistan general who fell from grace so abruptly and so shockingly too many first it was general stanley mcchrystal resigned when a magazine quoted him saying unflattering things about the administration and then general petraeus over a woman i know general john allen story of the biggest names in the war in afghanistan. for my fine tells us officer says the patrols don't fall could be the
result of infighting within the intelligence community is that you need to walk a very well written drama really it's with some sense it's not a bomber has been elected for his time or one second term they can use they can use the green shoots we keep the old regime senior generals who sort of move through the revolving door of the military position with the intelligence this is one of the points to get much coverage of ours to try to make is the fact that he has been very much under review for really pushing for the idea that there should be some sort of military action against iraq so there may well have been some sort of maneuvering behind the scenes by other senior intelligence officers to try and get rid of some of that may with the as not tied in with having a line which they don't agree with and which undermines their national state and it's we. will keep you updated on how this high stakes love story unfolds but you can always culture dot com as well where there's also a poll about what you think of the timing of all this the vote so far shows that
just a third of you think the scandals part of a manufactured effort to prevent the trays from testifying on the bingos of killings as you can see there the less than a quarter of you say it's part of a drive to recall the military's leadership fifty believe the election was at the root of it all the affair was hushed up until obama was reelected and then by the same numbers you see there so you know look at all and you say it was ultimately the traces of the. you can have your say still plenty of time to do it at r.t. dot com. hard pressed for cash and hurting from a stereotype britain is now turning on tax avoiders to help make up its budget shortfall and is gunning for google amazon and starbucks first on the list the tax man wants to question them over earning billions in revenue in britain but only paying public on taxes if any we spoke to are. these are three companies that dominate the u.k. economy they have billions of pounds worth of turnover the but it looks like they
pay very little corporation tax to show for it and now employees are outraged by the fact that through very legal loopholes these companies that they say are acting in an immoral way are managing to dodge millions and billions of pounds worth of tax every single year and they want to try and put a stop to it now what about i mean the companies we talk about this being called moral issues how did the companies money used to contribute so little or nothing to the treasury without breaking the law so certainly a big mystery well it's all a case of financial trickery rory it's about getting clever accountants that find countries with more favorable tax rates to base a u.k. headquarters and so for example google base themselves in the republic of ireland that's way that that's where they sell their advertising space from starbucks abased in holland and amazon based in luxembourg so they managed to pay very little
taxes through channeling their revenue through these countries are part of public reaction sure surely surely there must be a people the public or even m.p.'s who are outspoken about this unfortunately rory for much of the ordinary public here in the u.k. it's just not funny anymore they say that you know austerity measures are taking hold that the public spending cuts in the public sent sex are really making life difficult for people and we spoke to a few people out on the streets and this is what they told us if we're paying taxes and things like. that we have to foot the bill for that i guess we're paying tax on coffee as well why should they not pay the tax that we. took i guess is up to something close to three days that's still like it would be tempting to take this like. to think it's fair but you still buy starbucks coffee it's not mine. this is some activists have already suggested a plan to to highlight what they're calling this a moral behavior certainly of at least one of the companies or what exactly has
been suggested so far yes well this. anti cuts group these campaign is against austerity measures here in the u.k. they say that in december they're going to launch a national day of action against starbucks what they're going to do is they're going to occupy the multitude of starbucks coffee houses that we have here in london you walk down the street you see them everywhere and they're going to make them into the homeless shelter they're going to make them into refuges into pressures because that they say that starbucks have these immoral tactics and they need to give back to society so they're going to be occupying these coffee houses but indeed it's not just the anti campaigners there's a general feeling among the british public that people want to boycott these new large amount multinational companies because of their immoral schemes in the way that they do you just take from the public and very little back into the u.k. economy which as we know is struggling at the moment and really for people here in
the u.k. very difficult to make ends meet at the moment so this is a topic that's rousing a lot of anger from the british public. now while britain for tax avoidance the coverage deficit is still a story to all the way from portugal as we reported the german chancellor personally reassured lisbon. pay cuts and tax hikes painful will save this republic isn't buying her optimism. but next china is set to name its next top politicians very soon including the man expected to succeed the country's current leader. the national congress of the ruling communist party's in its final days and bridging with much focus on the challenges facing the nation's rapidly growing economy. professor of economics at the university of nottingham like to say is overflowing with. thank you very much for being with us appreciated but china's estimated to become the world's biggest economy is now before the end of the decade does that signify the rise of
a multi-polar world or indeed more over the beginning of simply asian domination what you think is going to happen. is not the story of this debate thank you for inviting me i see. it is not going to be dominated by asia it will be more of this talk of years you do you like china in the united states we. are all into economic path. china's economy is quickly catching up with out of the us though we see it as a split we don't see it as a serious rival the talking about twenty sixteen the day it's going to pass it could america when if a full on economic war breaks out or will it seek cooperation you think in the future we're going to go. neutral country him no option but to operation and then not just buy into this you find your way to go into the end of the head of
a more integrated border into the economic environment but into country music you continue to have some differences in terms of political opinion and in diplomacy internationally british it is. commonly done and is to country have to it depends on each other in terms of trading westwind in a logical poor us so that you know it will be very interesting to see the two countries with equal weight in the ballot and all of the sitting years time when china is about the size of the united or even to or will take the place that is so you would have a big balance of economy power between the east in the west but they will continue with these caused by the obvious ideologies called differences between the two countries and i guess i'm not surprised that on who is at the top in china who's going to come in with a big new blood and china's growth being slowed down in a moment by senior conservative politicians do you think the change in playing the
man expected to succeed outgoing jintao will limit their influence. a sitting playing is a fairly clever guy and i think he got education in visiting in the west in the united states a lot is trying to do is to continue with this new policy that is incremented by what and how and when to get out of but you also probably have something of raising the terms of getting more in or transparent in more editing more quickly in terms of international relations even in the economy front i think is probably going to emphasize different scenes with the who people is meeting today in this media society more coal and two are finally making it into content is corruption which is a big problem in time. to me it is the people and. their way that are seventy percent of the time he can see there are serious in me he should. be
taken him to. pieces. chances are he. is not going to become the last to be. choosey last very quick so if you can't side from the economic confrontations have been talking about china seeing territorial ones of course in the east china and also in the south china sea where the us is involved how is that going to develop on the new leadership briefly if you. think you want to tell. him oh we have to sit down to talk about. peaceful. thank you sir that was professor of economics at university of nottingham we do appreciate your time the program thank you and i was. now the civil conflict in syria selling strong ripples across the border we report from lebanon which has turned into a sectarian powder case because of the bloody civil war on its doorstep that's coming up shortly also to turkey tightening the screws on kurdish rebels weighing
up the revival of capital punishment now just a couple of stories we've got for you just after this break. catalonia wants to get its independence from the rest of spain locals feel that madrid taxes are catalonia economic success as a way putting the region into debt trust me hard only to have it all taxed away is very aggravating i can see why people are frustrated but the people who want independence have a very odd slogan catalonia new european state so let me get this straight you want independence but you want to stay in the e.u. . is that what you mean what exactly would that change that's not really gaining independence that shifting dependencies staying in the e.u. means you won't have control of your borders you'll still be on the euro see won't
have your own currency you'll be able to establish your trade standards those will be dictated to you by brussels and if you don't like the austerity measures from outsiders like in madrid then you might want have a conversation with the greeks because being an independent country in the e.u. won't save you from people messing with your finances all i'm saying is that big truly independent means answer to no one not madrid not brussels but that's just my opinion. wealthy british.
market. find out what's really happening to the global economy with. for a no holds barred look at the global financial headlines. a report on our. full international backing for syria's rebels potentially meeting more foreign cash is something the newly formed opposition coalition is struggling to achieve the goal pushed for the new set of russia claiming it has the sole syrian people's representative but the why the arab league bloc doesn't see it that way now middle east correspondent paula slater explains. the six gulf states have formally recognized the new syrian coalition as the official representative of the syrian
people the foreign minister of qatar has said that this recognition will remove obstacles that will ultimately be able to secure arms for syrian rebels the coalition does look set to set up a so-called government in exile if indeed this happens this will have the backing of western as well as arab states there are fears that this could set up a libya style scenario what we saw in libya was opposition fighters setting themselves up as an alternative government that got the backing of the international community and ultimately led to nato airstrikes and foreign intervention so there are concerns that that might happen here in syria there was also a number question about just how feasible this opposition group is really we're looking at a patchwork of various organizations here it is made up of the rebel fighters as well as dissidents and people from all backgrounds and political affiliations it has
been marred by bickering over the past few weeks and months indeed this is an organization that does not have internal unity what is important is that the arab league that is notably one of the most important bodies in the arab world has his attorney welcomed this new coalition it does say that it is a primary negotiator but it has not gone as far as to say that it is the legitimate representative of the syrian people. political analyst told the syrians would never want an opposition formed on the goal for the american pressure to grab power. well i'm glad to see that this collection of corrupt dictatorships is obstructing the syrian people as to who their representatives ought to be how about the representatives of the saudi arabian people of the bahraini and people or people of qatar or charge of the rest of these dictatorships so what would an outrage that they're the course they're just a subsidiary of the pentagon and of the cia this is part of the long term plot by
the u.s. by britain by france by turkey by israel and i'm no fan of assad i might say but. good things are much worse after gadhafi in libya they're going to be much worse if they succeed in overthrowing assad let's opposition group was trained in turkey at various american air force bases there are many of them are libyan al qaeda types they're from other countries they're not syrians they're foreign fighters whatever is wrong with assad i think that the people of syria tend not to want outsiders to be telling them what to do they fear these so-called rebels just as much as they fear their own government and my guess is they don't want foreigners occupying and running their country. syria's bloody standoff has exposed deep political and sectarian cracks in neighboring lebanon with gun battles springing up daily in the northern part of the state. from poets from a nation hit by things clashes between warring groups. they share a determination to fight to the death but this isn't syria it's lebanon the
conflict has crept across the border leading to death and destruction here in tripoli we're standing here you can see the almost complete destruction of a home and this is literally the front line of the. neighborhood in tripoli right across the street out the window that's the neighborhood where the largely sunni community has been has been clashing with the largely allawi community that is based here it's actually not very safe for us to stand here we've been told by the owner of this apartment that they're still taking casualties in the fighting could really flare out at any moment out of range of the snipers we speak to the homeowner and allawi militia man the misery has only hardened his resolve to fight against neighbors who he says pose a mortal threat. these people have one objective and that is to have an islamic emirate in the north and militia organizations like hezbollah we won't give up arms as long as thought exists. this is been a flashpoint for years
a sunni stronghold next door to an alawite community but strife in syria has unleashed new sectarian tensions leading to the worst fighting since lebanon's civil war ali food is the spokesperson for the arab democratic party which has its own loyal militia here in. the us about them is the acid regime falls this area will turn into a dangerous product kerrick this is what we're trying to avoid. i asked him whether disarming might be an option to avoid more bloodshed. but we're not afraid while we were filming the lebanese army was overseeing a shaky cease fire but the sandbags are still out awaiting the next battle we're in the neighborhood as you can see behind me that is the area where the gunfire was coming down here people have been killed on both sides of them since you can see this is one of the fighting positions this street. reacher has a sunni militia here in tripoli as bubble to ben a slum in heavy fog guns. showing off his
guns he says he's ready to use them again at a moment's notice. we are ready to defend ourselves and to fight fire with fire shake masry accuses the syrian government of fermenting violence against the sunni's and that's why he says support for the uprising goes far beyond empathy. or assistance to the free syrian army then would do it within our capabilities if it is possible to give them a gun and some bullets then we're happy. however the syrian war plays out it's clear that the outcome will have repercussions far beyond its borders in tripoli the battle lines have been drawn and neither side seems willing to back down lucy caffein of r.t. tripoli lebanon. turkey is considering bringing back the death penalty abolished capital punishment a decade ago when it launched its attempts to join the european union foreign affairs expert showed a trick of it says the measures aimed at political point scoring for turkey's
unpopular leader. first of all everyone is aware that he has overplayed his hand of the syria and that domestically he's now encountering increasing opposition more than seventy percent of turks are totally opposed to any form of intervention in syria's affairs and i think he's trying to appeal to the nationalist element by actually. showing that he doesn't particularly care about what the european union says or does let's not forget that the evolution of the death penalty was one of the preconditions for the process of turkey getting closer to brussels so he's really trying to put together some kind of domestic coalition that will propel him to the presidential election of twenty fourteen at a time when she is old policy of no problems with neighbors lies in tatters but the problem is really of his own making she has overplayed his hand. the german
chancellor received an angry greeting in portugal where she came to support a stir to make his group in the country and rage crowds demonstrated in the streets of merkel for the financial pain the going through right now and as i see sara first reports many question why something that failed in other countries should work in portugal these measures have been killing as day that it is no future in sunnybrook at its own employment and misery so many people are becoming desperate that it's almost like a visceral reaction a visceral reaction to these measures people of god getting angrier and angrier angela merkel says it supports the goal may have been as a sign of support but it seemed a need to serve to highlight the. great test this message loud and clear. standing off against the riot police become very bright as gatherings in europe but that's not say familiar that portugal and till
recently have been much more told. and the state measures that have been imposed on them but as you can see here portugal's patience is really running out with record levels of unemployment now at fifteen percent and the country about to enter its third year of recession is the coming apparent that the country puzzles had hate could be a southern european success story is now struggling to survive the talk about cuts to jobs we talk about a certain measures what does it mean to be living through that right now in portugal it means they don't see any future for my child we are getting angry because the government don't care. about people put ticals not alone of course these stories of hardship are wrecking all across the usa impressible finance ministers and desperately trying to come up with a way to pull greece back from the brink of bankruptcy with athens having just
approved yet another round of cuts this is the cause few of the speech the capital the greek political class like the rest of the year two clubs in a sense i think prisoner of its own ideology it's the prisoner of the europe this ideology exerts such a power over people that they are prepared to do things which by any rational measure obviously counterproductive in order to preserve the european project the euro in particular. are determined to do everything to keep the single currency in fact even to destroy their country and with greece's economic straits people are questioning just why portugal must follow the same rate the same many economists say is deemed to end in failure. r.t.
there's been thanks ever so much but with r.t. tonight marks and stacy. a fine tooth comb the world's latest financial funny business channel just a few minutes heads. tucked in between the russian mainland japan and the suckle an island is the island of minute on named after french seafarer who discovered it it is described as the pride of the sakhalin region we'll take a look what's in store for us here. until two thousand and four the island was part of the borders own and was completely restricted to visit this no this picture is place is open to tourists unique plants and animals are its top attraction.
really has been exploring the deaths of the world sees for several decades but it's here at more your own island where he has finally found what he'd been looking for . the water here is very clear the visibility is very good and the underwater world here is extremely rich i've been to many diving locations across the planet including the island of bali but mine are on top of my list while some go to the cycling region to enjoy the sights others convert the islands nature's riches into a healthy dollar it is home to the biggest seafood processing factory in russia the tonight shock hundreds of thousands of tons of fish get caught in the nets too late to produce delicious salamon caviar almost and necessary attribute of anything in russia the owner of the enterprise says a good fishing season can bring in more than one hundred million dollars net profit . and to a large extent this is owed to what suckling offers environmentally they do not.
it's in the only and natural habitat and mild climate unique natural sights and delicious seafood. for a diverse school day for those who are not afraid to travel ten thousand kilometers from europe the question is whether this distant land would ever be able to become a major tourist destination. did i max times or welcome to the kaiser report first waterbeds us this saturday will be the second anniversary of the first dedicated crash j.p. morgan by severed action of the kaiser report so make sure.